253.70502410 Refrigerator freezes even on lowest setting

joslinm

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Model 253.70502410
Can't find hardly anything about this problem or possible part I might need
There's only the one control in the fridge.
1/16 " above "0" and the fridge freezes

Any help appreciated
 
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Jake

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A bad thermistor can make it freeze in the refrigerator section.

You'll need to ohm test your thermistor with a multimeter.

Remove the thermistor from the refrigerator, then Place the thermistor is a small glass and fill it with crushed ice. Add enough water to cover the thermistor, then wait at least 5 minutes before ohm testing it. This should bring the temperature of the thermistor very close to 32*F.

At 33*F the thermistor should measure 31,658 ohms. At 32*F the thermistor should measure 32,566 ohms (+ or - 2%). Your thermistor should be between 31.6K and 32.5K ohms.

Here's the refrigerator thermistor for your model you can order, if yours ohm tests bad:
Thermistor 240597203


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

joslinm

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do you know where it is on this fridge? Right in back of control?
Thanks
 

Jake

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Here's the parts diagram of it:
(click to enlarge)
R1410073-00003.png


The thermistor is #22. Remove the #81 screws(should be two in the front of the console and two in the back of the console) then the console will drop down so you can access your thermistor.

Jake
 

joslinm

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Replaced and have no change. Temp in fridge goes to 32 and still running, so we unplug it
 

Jake

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Did you ohm test it first before you replaced it?

If no change, then return it for a full refund and order the complete assembly:
Control Board 5303918673


Jake
 
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